Carnival Cruise Line has sent out a last-minute requirement via email for guests booked on their first sailings in July. The email was sent to booked guests on Friday evening.
The email was send to guests booked on Carnival Vista sailings departing on July 3 or 10 and Carnival Horizon departing on July 4 or 10. The email detailed that guests must complete a health questionnaire that could be found in their Cruise Manager account.
The questionnaire can be completed by logging on at the official website and heading over to “Manage My Booking.” The questionnaire can then be accessed on the “Your to-do list” on the left-hand side.
So if guests do not fill in the vaccine questionnaire, then there is a possibility that their booking could be canceled. Strong words for sure, but this is part of the requirement from the CDC.
In the advisory, Carnival says, “As you know, we have committed to operating your cruise under the CDC requirements for what is being referred to as fully vaccinated cruises. Under this process we are able to provide a small number of exemptions for those who are not vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means you received the final dose of your vaccine series at least 14 days before embarkation.”
The questionnaire MUST be completed for EACH guest. It must be submitted by 11:59 PM EDT on June 28, 2021.
Carnival Ambassador John Heald posted the immediate requirement on his Facebook page in the early hours of the morning.
“I need you to check your emails immediately. All guests must please fill out a vaccine confirmation questionnaire and do so by Monday evening, June 28.”
“I would kindly ask that you please don’t use this page to argue about vaccines right now. We need this information. Guests who do not complete this confirmation process may be subject to having their reservation cancelled.”
This new questionnaire is different that the health questionnaire that guests must fill out 72 hours before departure. That means that guests must fill out BOTH forms prior to embarkation.
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The last minute email reminds those who are not vaccinated that proof of a negative PCR test is required at embarkation. A test is also required at the terminal before being allowed onboard. Another test will be done 24 hours before disembarking the vessel.